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Old 01-09-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Plane missing in Peruvian jungle

Plane missing in Peruvian jungle

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Military aircraft are searching Peru's Amazon jungle for a passenger plane with 46 people on board which disappeared just minutes before it was due to land.

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it approached the mountain airport at Chachapoyas in the north of the country on Thursday.

Jorge Belevan, spokesman for the Tans Peru airline, said the Peruvian Fokker F-28 plane had been experiencing difficulties before contact was lost.

But he said the aircraft had enough fuel on board to land at another site and the weather conditions were "normal".
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Old 01-09-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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Here's another article about it:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in535861.shtml

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Peru's air force was searching for a plane carrying 42 passengers and four crew members that disappeared while flying over Peru's Amazon jungle Thursday.

Tans Airline flight 1396 was three minutes from landing at an airport in Chachapoyas, a city located in jungle-covered mountains 400 miles north of Lima, when radio contact was lost with the plane, Jorge Belevan, chief spokesman for the state-owned airline, said.
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Wreckage of Peruvian plane found

Wreckage of Peruvian plane found

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Rescue helicopters have spotted the wreckage of a Peruvian passenger aircraft which disappeared over the Amazon jungle on Thursday.

The head of the rescue operation said it appeared that the plane had been destroyed and that the 46 people on board could not have survived the crash.

The wreckage was found on a mountainside 16 kilometres (10 miles) north of Chachapoyas, the plane's intended destination.
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